Seven pool floats you need for Instagram this summer

Kick your IG game up a notch with these novelty pool inflatables
Talk to the Hand float
By Time Out Hong Kong |
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It’s that time of the year again for summer junk parties. And if we're being honest, part of the fun of a junk trip is getting on the cute pool floats and Instagramming it (you know what they say: if there's no proof, did it even happen?) Roll your eyes all you want at this pool float trend but let's face it, we’re never too old for beach toys. Ditch the unoriginal unicorn, swan or flamingo pool float this summer, and impress your friends with these quirky, fun and definitely IG-worthy accessories instead. By Sarah Moran

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Insta-Bait Pool Floats You Need This Summer

All-seeing eye float

All-seeing eye

Lay out flat and enjoy the view from your perch on Working Girls’ giant eye pool float. While unfortunately, this pool accessory won’t enhance your vision, you can still comfortably spend a long afternoon on this cushy float, perfecting that sun-kissed summer look. If you know any optometrists, this would even make the perfect birthday or Christmas gift. $353.

Avocado pool float

Avocado

Avocados have been all the rage lately – there’s even a café that offers avocado lattes in Hong Kong – so indulge your basic side and get in on the trend. Grab your friend to snap a “candid” photo of you cruising on this giant avocado float from Dudes. Upload the photo and avo-cuddle with your other half on the float as you watch those Insta-likes come pouring in. $249.

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Inflatable beer pong table

Beer pong table

Take your junk trip up a level with this floating beer pong table. Pool Float HK provides the ultimate party accessory with a float that can hold up to 22 cups – 10 on each end and one cup along each side – so that dropping your beer in the water is no longer an obstacle to your all-day drinking. Win or lose, you can use the beer pong table as a floating bed for you to pass out on. $359.

Llama Stay In the Sun

Llama stay in the sun

Switch off and soak up some Vitamin D on Funboy's whimsical llama float. This adorable summer animal float has a giant ride-on design with handles on either side of its long neck. It even has a built-in cup-holder to help you keep your drink close at all times. Hop on and tell your friends: “Llama be on this float all day”. It won’t get old. At all. $620.

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Millennial Pink Coffin

Millennial pink coffin

Ponder on your existence in style on Pom Pom Floats’ millennial pink coffin pool float. The float is 7 feet 5 inches long, 3 foot 5 inches wide and 1 foot 6 inches tall, and fairs well in the rough waters of the ocean, so you don't have to worry about being washed away from reality. It’s still part of a Kickstarter campaign in bids to launch the product so you can pledge some money to back this project and make it happen sooner. They even have it in black now if you want to be extra morbid. $942.

Retro pink convertible float

Retro pink convertible float

Ride in style with your bestie or significant other on Funboy’s retro pink convertible float. This queen-sized water daybed for two has a massive front cooler for ice, drinks, speakers and dual cup holders. You can cuddle each other all day or kick others off while you drive off – or float off – into the sunset sipping drinks and taking a dip into the water with ease. $1,004.

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Talk to the Hand float

Talk to the hand

Introverts out there will know that queasy feeling you get when you have to socialise with a bunch of new people, and most junk trips are full of friends of friends you don't really know. If you don't feel like mingling with strangers or just need a little break from all the socialising, you’ll have to get your hands on Working Girls’ hand pool float. Bring back that the old saying “talk to the hand ‘cause the face ain’t ” as you float into that summer state of mind all by yourself. $353.

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